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Instrumental proggers HEIGHTS sign to Basick Records to release third album

Friday 20th February, 2015

Progressive three-piece HEIGHTS featuring drummer Jamie Postones of TesseracT announce signing to Basick records to release their third album on the 27th April, Phantasia On The High Processions Of Sun, Moon And Countless Stars Above.

Check out the stream of Solar (Bringer of Chaos), Lunar (Bringer Of Light) HERE.

Combining elements of prog rock, post rock, jazz and classical composition, Heights weave intricate nuances through textured soundscapes with a wonderful air of simplicity. Guitarist Al Heslop’s grand compositional vision, Bassist John Hopkins’ finesse and Jamie’s natural groove become a luscious flow of sound that is both beautiful and deeply detailed.

Produced by Al, Phantasia.. is full and majestic but also simple and raw; every pluck, slide and ghost note is crystal clear, as if you're sitting in the room with the band.

As their third record to date, Phantasia On The High Processions Of Sun, Moon And Countless Stars Above is their most adventurous effort yet.

Al explains: "The new album is a culmination of four years work. The new album, to us, is more ambitious in terms of songwriting scope and we think the pieces sound more cohesive overall. We've steadily increased our confidence in pushing our playing abilities further and really pushing the 3 piece line up to utilise each aspect to the full, for example some main melodies are more bass driven, with bass taking centre stage and guitars accompanying."

On signing to Basick, Al continues: "We've been friends with the Basick guys for years and they've always been very supportive and enthuastic about what we do, so it seemed like a great time to work with them and we're really excited to be part of the family!"

Stay tuned for live dates coming later this year.

LAY SIEGE release new video Hollow Hands and launch album pre-orders

Thursday 12th February, 2015

UK post-metallers LAY SIEGE have unveiled new video to the track Hollow Hands, taken from their debut album hopeisnowhere to be released on Lifeforce Records on the 23rd March.

Check it out here:



Vocalist Carl Brown commented:

"We hope you enjoy Hollow Hands as much as we enjoy smashing this one out. The video story is linked to the lyrics; it's about a religious man losing faith and rejecting his religion. We suffered in the cold for the video so make sure you check it out. Peace and love."

Hailing from the heart of England, Lay Siege fuse the sounds of metalcore, post-metal and sludge to create their own brand of suffocatingly heavy music riddled with heart and depth. Debut album, hopeisnowhere is a heart bruising journey exemplified by merciless throat-shredding vocals erupting over riff-orientated raging guitars. This is modern metal with no compromises, just presence.

hopeisnowhere can be pre-ordered in physical and digital formats, as well as in a merch bundle.

PHOENIX CALLING reveal acoustic video and free download of new single 'Everybody Knows'

Monday 9th February, 2015

Rising alt-rockers PHOENIX CALLING released their new single Everybody Knows last week and to celebrate they're offering the track as a free download.

To retrieve the single, fans simply have to enter their email address via the band's website.

Phoenix Calling have also revealed an acoustic performance of the infectious number which you can check out below.



Everybody Knows is the first taste of the band's forthcoming album Forget Your Ghosts, which is set for release in Spring via The Fort.

Forget Your Ghosts follows on from Phoenix Calling's EP Waves, packed with huge sing-a-long anthems and inventive hooks. With a title that alludes to what has happened in the past but sees a clear view of the future, Phoenix Calling demonstrate a real musical growth that delivers a gritty edge and sees movement in a promising direction.

Taking influence from the heartfelt and honest lyrics of Deaf Havana, the melody-driven song structures of Mallory Knox and the power and drive of Fightstar, Phoenix Calling encapsulate the elements that make the British rock genre so profound and deliver a refreshing take on a winning formula.

The quintet will be hitting the road to perform a series of shows in support of the release, with more to be confirmed in due course.

Current tour dates are as follows:

Friday 6th March – O2 Academy, Birmingham.
Saturday14th March - Proud Camden, London.
Friday 20th March – Esquire’s, Bedford.
Friday 27th March, Voodoo Lounge, Stamford.
Wednesday 1st April – Portland Arms, Cambridge.
Friday 10th April – The Met Lounge, Peterborough.
Saturday 18th April - LEWKS Record Store Downham Market (in support of Record Store Day).

For more information:

Phoenix Calling Facebook
Phoenix Calling Twitter
Phoenix Calling website

THE ALGORITHM release live video for Will_Smith and announce dates with The Qemists

Friday 6th February, 2015

Just in time for their upcoming tour with The Qemists next month, THE ALGORITHM have released a brand new live video for their awesome track, Will_Smith.



Shot on location at EUROBLAST Festival in Cologne, Germany at the end of last year, the video features a unique live mix recorded at the festival and showcases the band's sound in a live environment.
Make sure you head out to one of the upcoming live dates to experience this awesome live show!

Full dates can be found below:

France:
10.02 - Nantes, Ferrailleur | Tickets: http://www.tinyurl.com/oeyo94q
11.02 - Bordeaux, Le Bootleg | Tickets: http://www.tinyurl.com/mym87td
13.02 - Nîmes, Paloma | Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/mzw7yf7
14.02 - Lyon, MJC O Totem | Tickets: http://www.tinyurl.com/p2rmyoy

UK
March 4th - Bristol, Thekla
March 5th - London, Oslo Hackney
March 6th - Nottingham, The Bodega
March 7th - Sheffield, Corporation
March 8th - Leeds, The Key Club
March 9th - Glasgow, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
March 10th - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
March 12th - Cardiff, Clwb ifor Bach
March 13th - Birmingham, Academy 3
March 14th - Brighton, Concorde 2
TICKETS: http://theqemists.com

Italy
26.03 - Milano, Rock N Roll | http://goo.gl/Y8c3mL
27.03 - Florenza, Cycle Club | Event: http://goo.gl/7XzW5l
28.03 - Roma, Traffic Club | Event: http://goo.gl/LjYeZE
29.03 - Bologna, Freakout Club | Event: http://goo.gl/iOuUyD

UK
22.08 - Bristol, ArcTanGentFestival
http://www.arctangent.co.uk/

Dubai-based rocker JAY WUD releases new single and video

Wednesday 28th January, 2015

JAY WUD, one of the Middle East's premiere rock acts, is proud to present his new single Low, his first release of 2015. Produced by Grammy-nominated Howard Benson (Sepultura, My Chemical Romance, Halestorm), Low represents a new stage in the evolution of Jay Wud's sound ahead of his upcoming EP due in summer.

Purchase the single here.



Fusing hard rock with grunge and heavy metal to create a recognisably distinctive sound, Jay Wud is already a staple of the Middle Eastern rock circuit, having played alongside the likes of Skunk Anansie, Aerosmith, and Robert Plant with two independently released albums under his belt. Combining musicians from Lebanon, Serbia, and Latvia, Jay Wud is true testimony to music's collective power and is on a mission to showcase the Middle East's musical potential to the world.

Stay tuned for further updates.

For more information:

Jay Wud website
Jay Wud Facebook
Jay Wud YouTube
Jay Wud Twitter
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